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From "F C. Costero" <fjcc.apa...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: DATE ISSUE in OpenOffice Spreadsheet
Date Mon, 05 Oct 2015 17:31:02 GMT
On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 11:02 AM, Oliver Brinzing <Oliver.Brinzing@gmx.de>
wrote:

> Hi,
>
> > There seems to be an issue of how some1900 dates are being stored in the
> OpenOffice spreadsheet.
>
>> It is my understanding that dates are stored with spreadsheet as a serial
>> number starting with 01/01/1900
>> being stored as a '1'.
>> When 01/01/1900 is looked at as a general number format in OpenOffice it
>> appears as '2' versus a '1'.
>>
>
> The default starting date is 30 December 1899 = 0
> please see
> https://wiki.openoffice.org/wiki/Documentation/How_Tos/Calc:_Date_%26_Time_functions
>
> Regards
> Oliver
>
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> Part of the confusion is that 1900 was not a leap year. Years that are
multiples of 100 are not leap years unless they are also multiples of 400.
That is to account for the actual year being slightly less than 365.25 days
and is the difference between the Gregorian calendar and the earlier Julian
calendar.. Not all spreadsheets get that right.
Best regards,
Francis

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